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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Harken 57mm or 75mm ratchet block?

    Is this dinghy anarchy?
  2. Dinghy chine...sharpness

    Depending on boat age you are looking at 4mm ply with glass sheathing or the original 5mm ply on older boats. Possible some 5mm boats were done with extra glass too. These day the chines are rounded so the glass wraps over the whole bottom of the boat, the chines are then built back up with bog to be sharp before painting. So yes you want sharp chines, how far you go depends a bit on the boat as the rules aren't that tight regarding where you want to lift or lower chines but perhaps to the stays.
  3. Interesting moth design

    No spreaders in the decksweeper in this video
  4. what is it?

  5. Foiling Week 2016 - Garda July 4-10

    Look on facebook for trisdesign & the carbonsurgeons Doug.
  6. Downsides of Spectra Standing rigging

    Anyone know what stays rob greenhalgh used in Japan?
  7. 2016 moth worlds: Hayama

    Do you mean 90 degrees from band? I agree its dead easy to make, measure and enforce 90 degrees to the band. Whats this about a 2 foils, rigs etc rule you mention above Phil?
  8. Downsides of Spectra Standing rigging

    Which group of mothies is this? With the creep/scretch is it only for fully adjustable stays or do people run a slightly slacker rig rather than full cant? Interested in it but haven't actually seen a boat with the setup.
  9. Solid Wing Sails on Dinghies

    Wing sails and wing masts have proven to be slow across the range. People would put up with other issues if they were fast. Theoretical gains are one thing but when the current pocket luff product is pretty good they can be hard to achieve. I await the super fast wing sail at the japan moth worlds to prove me wrong.
  10. Maybe a quasi euro's plus a few others, none of the top nz/aus places at the last worlds are there. Although I expect slingsby to challenge for the win if he stops breaking stuff. Greenhaugh, slingsby, rashley podium
  11. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    You don't need much room to quickly roll a boat over unless you leave it there all day, a small carpark sounds like heaps of room.
  12. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    I thought it read you don't need to tip it on land you tip it in shallow water to take off the trolley if its rough otherwise you just slide it off. If you have no room to roll over your boat on land occasionally your club is unusual.Personally I think one of the good attributes of the moth is you can rig it completely on its side onshore and just carry it in, no need to worry about trolley's, fixed rudders or retaining pins. I admit it's only a few steps to deep water but I can't be the only one
  13. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    So here is the key question. What happens if you sail your Moth with the wand on the best settings for steep waves when there are no steep waves? I have sailed a Moth with all the toys and I believe that even if you have the settings for steep waves in flat water and less wind, you still foil. The situation is that you don't go as fast as you would do if you are on the right settings. Or am I wrong? I agree. No big difference in flattish water. For me the biggest advantage of having wand or gearing settings is when going upwind in steep waves. If you can use a longer wand or less gearing than what you need for the downwind, the upwind ride is a lot easier and more enjoyable,because you're not bouncing all over the place. You will have more trouble getting out of the water in marginal conditions which was a stated aim. Maybe the high lift profile will overcome this. I wonder how much onshore adjustment is available as you'd think there would be some to make up for manufacturing tolorences etc. Certainly cut down on the strings but I'd be surprised if they can do away with any form of rha or adjustable wand without tagging waves when trying to go uphill. The ride height looks low in the pictures with a short wand and possibly the fast point a way back.
  14. Flag pole +1 keep track of them so people who are mucking around with the old boats can keep sailing